Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plenty of Fish in the Sea

"There are plenty of fish in the sea" has the got to be the most cliche phrase when it comes to the search for love.  I am here to tell you that yes, there are plenty of fish in the sea.  However, I think the whole mercury poisoning issue has begun to affect the dating pool as well as the actual ocean.

I wrote a post last summer about the ridiculous things I was seeing in online dating profiles.  Then, in the early Spring I told you how I had cancelled my online dating subscriptions.  Well, that lasted a few months and then it was summer and I was bored so - I decided to try again.  And I have had zero dates.  Not just zero dates, but zero prospective dates...zero profiles that even made me think "Hey this guy could be interesting".  Just nothing.

Last night, I was surfing one such online dating site and the comments I was reading made me laugh out loud.  So, I thought I'd share with you all so you could appreciate them, too.  The following are actual things I cut and pasted from profiles:

"I'm 27 years old and I am 100% sober, so I'm looking for someone who DOES NOT do drugs! "

"I really enjoy wearing fedoras and I have one for each season."

"Like a fine pirate crew, we'd drink each other under the table and dress in clothes that don't match"

"i do conventions at least once a month selling custom Fangs and my other things i make."

" I am a very close and cuddly person that is a master in tickle tackles."

"I send so many emails for work that I am use to spell checking, so odds are I will have sent you an email I typed in Word to make sure it is grammatically correct, and then past it in to send to you. " (too bad this sentence used the incorrect form of "passed")

I want a girl who is a tigeress on the outside and a softie on the inside."

" I believe a city must be an extended family, where even moments at a stoplight with other cars and pedestrians are special and bonding"

With choices like that, what could go wrong?



  1. The whole stop light bonding experience gave me a laugh. (:

  2. Hahaha, I actually would totally reply to some of those!
    (PS-- did he mean "paste", as in "copy and paste" his word docs? I think that may be more forgivable than using the incorrect past tense? ;)

  3. Oh my! This is one reason why I never got into online dating in the first place. There are all kinds of people in this world - but I am sure you're just looking for ONE kind....and I'm also pretty sure that kind wasn't featured among these ones. lol!!!!

  4. That is hilarious! And I don't agree that there are plenty of fish in the sea. I think good, Godly men are hard to find.